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What a sad fate for a painter who loves blondes, but who refrains from putting them in his picture because they don’t go with the basket of fruit! What misery for a painter who hates apples to be obliged to use them all the time because they go with the cloth! I put everything I love in my pictures. So much the worse for the things, they have only to arrange themselves with one another.
Pablo Picasso love
Ithat there ismore trulythan to.
Vincent van Gogh
It is not necessary for the public to know whether I am joking or whether I am serious, just as it is not necessary for me to know it myself.
Salvador Dali self
Still Life with Bordeaux Bottles, 1919
Juan Gris wit
The precision of naming takes away from the uniqueness of seeing.
Pierre Bonnard unique
There is only one valuable thing in art: the thing you cannot explain.
Georges Braque art
Genius is the ability to renew one's emotions in daily experience.
Paul Cezanne experience
Only love interests me, and I am only in contact with things that revolve around love.
Marc Chagall love
Painting is the representation of visible forms. The essence of realism is its negation of the ideal.
Gustave Courbet present
In the arts the way in which an idea is rendered, and the manner in which it is expressed, is much more important than the idea itself.
Jacques Louis David art
Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do.
Edgar Degas you
Light in Nature creates the movement of colors.
Robert Delaunay men
The substance of painting is light.
Andre Derain pain
For me, insanity is super sanity. The normal is psychotic. Normal means lack of imagination, lack of creativity.
Jean Dubuffet creativity
What I wish to show when I paint is the way I see things with my eyes and in my heart.
Raoul Dufy art
If a man devotes himself to art, much evil is avoided that happens otherwise if one is idle.
Albrecht Durer art
Painting is not for me either decorative amusement, or the plastic invention of felt reality; it must be every time: invention, discovery, revelation.
Max Ernst time
I would wish my portraits to be of the people, not like them. Not having a look of the sitter, being them.
Lucian Freud people
The painter should paint not only what he has in front of him, but also what he sees inside himself.
Caspar David Friedrich pain
Blake is damned good to steal from.
Henry Fuseli good
The history of modern art is also the history of the progressive loss of art's audience. Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist and the bafflement of the public.
Paul Gauguin art
My illustrious lordship, I'll show you what a woman can do.
Artemisia Gentileschi man
If you could say it in words there would be no reason to paint.
Edward Hopper pain
Genius is eternal patience.
Michelangelo patience
Take an object. Do something to it. Do something else to it.
Jasper Johns
I love you more than my own skin.
Frida Kahlo love
One eye sees, the other feels.
Paul Klee
After tea its back to painting - a large poplar at dusk with a gathering storm. From time to time instead of this evening painting session I go bowling in one of the neighbouring villages, but not very often.
Gustav Klimt time
All thats left now is purely poetic work, putting more life into individual places, as Ive made so sure of the fundamental mood and dimension of expression that it wont leave me groping around in uncertainty any more.
Oskar Kokoschka life
The trouble with being poor is that it takes up all your time.
Willem De Kooning time
Man needs colour to live; its just as necessary an element as fire and water.
Fernand Leger men
My painting is visible images which conceal nothing... they evoke mystery and indeed when one sees one of my pictures, one asks oneself this simple question What does that mean? It does not mean anything, because mystery means nothing either, it is unknowable.
Rene Magritte pain
Painting is the aesthetic side of the object but it has never been original, has never been its own goal.
Kazimir Malevich goal
There are no lines in nature, only areas of colour, one against another.
Edouard Manet nature
There are always flowers for those who want to see them.
Henri Matisse flowers
I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music.
Joan Miro music
The position of the artist if humble. He is essentially a channel.
Piet Mondrian art
Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
Claude Monet joy
Real painters understand with a brush in their hand.
Berthe Morisot pain
From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity.
Edvard Munch body
Art is exalted above religion and race. Not a single solitary soul these days believes in the religions of the Assyrians, the Egyptians and the Greeks... Only their art, whenever it was beautiful, stands proud and exalted, rising above all time.
Emil Nolde religion
The world is divided into two categories: failures and unknowns.
Francis Picabia world
Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.
Camille Pissarro people
Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.
Jackson Pollock art
The artists job is to be a witness to his time in history.
Robert Rauschenberg time
I photograph the things that I do not wish to paint, the things which already have an existence.
Man Ray pain
A room hung with pictures is a room hung with thoughts.
Joshua Reynolds thoughts
If I ever loved a woman, the more I loved her, the more I wanted to hurt her. Frida was only the most obvious victim of this disgusting trait.
Diego Rivera love
My talent is such that no undertaking, however vast in size... has ever surpassed my courage.
Peter Paul Rubens courage
You cant do sketches enough. Sketch everything and keep your curiosity fresh.
John Singer Sargent curiosity
Art cannot be modern. Art is primordially eternal.
Egon Schiele art
The golden age has not passed; it lies in the future.
Paul Signac future
In our world, in which religious images are losing their meaning, in which our customs are getting more and more secular, we are losing our sense of the eternal. I think its a loss that has done a great deal of damage to modern art. Painting is a return to origins.
Antoni Tapies art
All the good ideas I ever had came to me while I was milking a cow.
Grant Wood good
The sum of our life is the sum of hours in which we have loved.
Wilhelm Busch love
Art is a goddess of dainty thought, reticent of habit, abjuring all obtrusiveness, purposing in no way to better others. She is, withal selfishly occupied with her own perfection only — having no desire to teach.
James McNeill Whistler god